Saturday, December 6, 2008


A couple of months ago, I had some strange swelling in my left leg. I went to the doctor and he organised blood tests immediately. Seems I have an underactive thyroid gland. Which sounds more fun than it is., actually. The thing that almost knocked me off the chair, was when he said that I had 'dangerously high cholesterol'.

Since I have been a vegetarian for over 30 year, I was totally shocked. I was sent to the nurse who suggested that I cut down on cheese and chocolate, since those are the only things that I eat which could be contributing to my high cholesterol.

I came home thinking that veganism was looking pretty good so I started to investigate. I've not felt like eating much for the last few weeks, (even though I have gone up two dress sizes because of this horrid illness...grrr) I've started to get an appetite back.

A friend from the UK who is a vegan gave me a heap of links but until now, I haven't felt like doing much about it.

Now, I am starting to get hungry again...

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